SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1993, Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News has been bringing award-winning editorial content to their readers and the healthcare product packaging industry. The team is honored to mark this momentous occasion with year-round editorial coverage looking back at the past twenty years in packaging, an upcoming Anniversary issue in November/December, and a celebratory cocktail reception that took place at Interphex 2013 in New York City.
"In the last 20 years, we've seen packaging assume a critical role in the delivery and use of pharmaceuticals and medical devices," says Editor Daphne Allen. "We've seen growth in specialty packaging to promote patient safety and convenience, user-friendly labeling innovations to deliver more and more product information, high-performance materials to provide new levels of barrier and strength, and machinery advances to increase production efficiencies and quality control. We have also seen significant developments in packaging-specific regulations and standards over the years, making packaging professionals key players in bringing life-saving healthcare products to market."
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News has been covering such developments in year-round editorial coverage in print, online, digital editions, and enewsletters. "We're thrilled by the tremendous amount of feedback and support we'd received so far this year as we review the last two decades and look to the future of healthcare product packaging," says Allen.
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News has picked top stories from the last 20 years of medical device and pharmaceutical packaging and is going back in time to recap the biggest developments in these areas while examining the implications of these developments for future innovation.
The team has celebrated milestones from the last 20 years in the following print and online features:
January/February: Sterile Medical Packaging
March: Contract Packaging
April: Bar Coding
May: Compliance Packaging
June: Heat Sealers
To read the current 20th Anniversary features, visit: www.PMPNews.com/20YearsInPackaging
Additional features to come include:
October: Inspection Systems
November/December: 20th Anniversary Issue
The 20th anniversary will conclude with a 20th Anniversary Issue November/December where key sponsors will be able to document their industry and company milestones over the past 20 years.
"This anniversary marks a milestone, we have a lot to celebrate," said Steve Everly, Brand Director, Packaging. "We are paving the way for the next two decades."
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